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January
31

Comment Deadline: NCI Request for Letters of Interest for NCI-MATCH Laboratories

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) in collaboration with the NCI Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (MATCH) trial leadership (NCT 02465060) invites applications for Clinical Laboratory Improvements Program (CLIA) certified/accredited laboratories that test tumor specimens from patients utilizing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) assays to participate in the NCI MATCH trial. The NCI MATCH trial has implemented a new process for identifying patients for arms with rare variant eligibility criteria. Laboratories will contact any of the approximately 1100 sites that have activated NCI MATCH if a specimen sent from one of these sites has a rare variant that would potentially make the patient eligible for one of the treatment arms open in this initiative.

November
14

Comment Deadline: Automated Driving Systems: A Vision for Safety

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Robotics/AI

NHTSA released new voluntary guidance on automated driving systems—Automated Driving Systems: A Vision for Safety. The new voluntary guidance is based on public comments received on the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy (FAVP) released in September 2016. The purpose of...

October
30

Comment Deadline: DOC Request for Information on the Development of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science 2.0

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) established the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science in 2013 as part of a larger effort to strengthen forensic science in the United States. NIST will transfer hosting of OSAC to another entity and is requesting comment on this transfer.

October
25

Comment Opportunity: EPA Rule Making Committee for the Toxic Substances Control Act Regarding Inorganic Byproducts (2)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Nanotechnology

EPA announces an opportunity for public comment during a rule making committee meeting that is related to the Toxic Substances Control Act regarding inorganic byproducts from manufacturing processes to negotiate a proposed rule that would limit chemical data reporting requirements. For more information is available on the EPA website

October
23

Comment Deadline: VA Million Veteran Program Baseline and Lifestyle Surveys

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience

Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency.

September
29

Comment Deadline: HHS Healthy People 2030 Proposed Framework

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is soliciting written comments on the Healthy People 2030 proposed framework, including the vision, mission, overarching goals, plan of action, and foundational principles.